May 10, 2012
Intense Time Cover For "The Rise Of Extreme Parenting"

The philosophy promotes “co-sleeping” with children and can be a demanding lifestyle. 

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May 9, 2012
Tips To Get To Sleep

Having trouble sleeping at night?

The Vancouver Sun has put together a slideshow of 20 ways to get to bed taken from WebMD. The list is good, but kind of long. 

Here are our top 5 (check out the list at The Vancouver Sun for the rest):

  1. Glancing at the clock when you are trying to get to bed or late at night, especially as it approaches the time to rise, will distract you and make it more difficult to fall asleep or back to sleep. Try putting the clock out of sight. 
  2. Is your back hurting when you sleep. Try putting a pillow under your legs (if you sleep on your side) or under your knees (if you sleep on your back) can even the load and align your hips better.
  3. Try to limit your activities in bed to sleep and sex. This will create strong associations of rest and relaxation. And you will certainly love your bed!
  4. Don’t eat too much at night before going to bed, especially heavy foods and big meals - if you don’t your digestive system has to work harder and that distracts from sleep. For evening snacks, cheese and light carbs are best.
  5. Don’t smoke tobacco before bed. Nicotine is a stimulant…and smoking cigarettes is just bad for you. 

Want to see some more ways to get to bed…

May 4, 2012
Sleepy Bankers Napping On The Job - Bloomberg

More like sneaky banker with some of these nap locations, imagine a bathroom sleeper! 

Bloomberg’s BusinessWeek reports on the clandestine tactics being used on Wall Street to get get a little extra sleep.

Let’s not forget journalists also have trouble with sleeping on the job.

Highlights from the report:

  • Financial workers are the “8th most sleep deprived” workers according to the CDC’s “National Health Interview Survey” (The top four: home health aids, laywers, police officers, and paramedics).
  • Nap locations: bathrooms stalls, cars, beneath the desk, conference rooms, even a quick hour in a hotel (hopefully, just for napping). 
  • The daytime nap is so commonplace that whole forums are dedicated to it on popular Wall Street sites like Wall Street Oasis.

And a Bloomberg video report:

May 4, 2012
Tennis star Serena Williams endorses Sleep Sheets to beat insomnia

Published: Thursday, May 3, 2012, 8:00 AM
Updated: Thursday, May 3, 2012, 8:00 AM

Tennis superstar Serena Williams said that she has been battling a foe as formidable as her sister, Venus — insomnia.

The grand slam champ is endorsing Sleep Sheets, strips with melatonin that melt in your mouth.

May 4, 2012

The rigors of reporting can weary even the best. And this guy does an excellent job at the very difficult #standingsleeper.